Saadani National Park

Saadani National Park is the only wildlife sanctuary that borders the Indian Ocean. People formerly knew the park as Sadaani Game Reserve. Saadani encompasses Wami River and Zaraninge Forest.

Also, it is such a heavenly park that allows the beach to meet the wildlife, where you can experience both in one location. Saadani is the 13th largest national park in Tanzania, covering approximately 1,100 sq kms.

Many villages surround the park. The Saadani village was an important harbor town and a slave trading center of East Africa. Currently, the village has an inhabitants of around 800 people, who have their principal livelihood of fishing.

It has coastal vegetation such as palm trees and Tidal mangrove forests. Moreover, around the Wami River, there are large sycamore figs. The open woodlands mirror a part of Selous Game Reserve, while the vast grassy areas represent the small Serengeti.

The animals that might be seen are elephants, lions, zebras, buffaloes, giraffes, and warthogs. Additionally, wildebeest, waterbucks, sable antelopes, hyenas, and many more can be seen.

The activities that you can perform in Saadani are game drives, guided walking, and boat safari on the Wami River. Furthermore, bird watching, swimming, and sunbathing on the beach, culture, and historical tours can be performed in the nearby villages.

From Dar es Salaam, it is approximately 150 km via Bagamoyo. However, the drive via Mkata will be longer, just a little over 300 km.

The shortest safari package is 1 night and 2 days. For more information, contact us via [email protected]

1 Night/ 2 Days Saadani National Park

Day 1: Dar – Saadani

Pick up from your hotel after an early breakfast and proceed to Saadani National Park, Lunch at the Saadani National Park hotels. Later in the afternoon, a game drive of the Park. Dinner and overnight at Saadani Safari Lodge (L,D)

Day 2: Saadani – Dar

After breakfast, a morning game drive through the Saadani National Park. Later, return to the Lodge for Lunch. Afternoon, return to Dar es Salaam City (B,L).

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